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The Italian Abroad Wine Blog,

The Italian abroad wine blog is Andrea's wine blog and diary. Andrea is the founder of Italyabroad.com and has been living abroad for almost 20 years and this blog is a collection of thoughts mainly about Italian wine and the wine industry. Andrea comes from an Italian wine making family and got acquainted with wine at a very early age, but he does not just love wine, he is also very passionate about food and travelling and often his posts includes a bit of everything.

Hoping to help the understanding of Italian wines, we have designed a series of wine maps, currently it includes DOC and DOCG wine, where you can discover the provenance of your favourite Italian wines.

And if you want to learn more about Italian wines and wine in general, watch Andrea on our Youtube channel tasting our wines and answering questions about Italian wines and grapes, from the Italian wine classification to what is an orange wine.

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Italian Craft Beer, breweries and people

February 25, 2019    Tags: Wine, Italian Craft Beer, Breweries, IGA View Comments (0)

Several hundred Italian craft breweries, thousands of beers, some great, some less, a few old friends, brewers I have known for several years, and people, plenty of visitors.

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“Delle Venezie DOC debuts second vintage”

February 20, 2019    Tags: Pinot Grigio, DOC delle Venezie, Sauvignon Blanc, DOC View Comments (0)

Italian DOC wines have reached the astonishing number of 330, they were 329 before the latest addition, and consumers probably know only a handful of them, and I don’t think they really care or are even aware of whether a wine is DOC or not when purchasing a bottle

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Dry January and wine prices

February 11, 2019    Tags: Naked Wines, Wine Prices, Wine Offer, Wine Deal View Comments (0)

Dry January has not been dry at all. Despite all advertising and effort, according to newspapers, the month of January has seen an increase in alcohol consumption, and considering that I have never seen wine so cheap, it is not difficult to believe.

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Can Mrs. May learn about negotiation by looking at the wine industry?

January 23, 2019    Tags: Prosecco, Brexit, Italy, Sparkling Wine , Australia View Comments (0)

I just read that EU and Australia have almost reached a compromise on the Prosecco dispute, Australian producers will, still to be confirmed, be able to keep producing and selling Prosecco, amongst many other European protected food, by adding “Australian” on the label

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4 tips to better enjoy your wine

December 10, 2018    Tags: Christmas, Decanter, Glasses, Temperature View Comments (0)

Christmas is upon us and plenty of special bottles of wine will be open over the coming days to celebrate, here is our 4 tips on how to enjoy them at their best. Simple measures that can literally transform your wine drinking experience

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Biodynamic, organic and natural wines, what are the differences?

November 27, 2018    Tags: Organic wines, Natural Wines, Biodynamics Wines View Comments (0)

Natural wines are made without any human intervention, no yeast, no additions or corrections, the juice becomes wines following its own rhythm. Organic and biodynamic wines are wines certified by a third party, confirming that they have been made according their respective regulations

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Where does Italyabroad.com stand with regard to Palm Oil?

November 23, 2018    Tags: , Food, Palm Oil View Comments (0)

All our products, and I mean all, do not contain Palm Oil. Our food suppliers are artisans and choose the best oils for their recipes independently of its price. Palm oil is widely used in the food industry because of its low cost, it is the cheapest vegetable oil of all

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Sugar tax, pizza size, what next, how many time we are allowed to eat per day?

October 17, 2018    Tags: UK, Calories, Obesity, Taxes View Comments (0)

The solution to the problem is not reducing or prohibiting or adding taxes, if this is the idea, the government will undoubtedly fail, the solution is educating, parents before children, creating spaces where children can play safely and run and sweat, where not only they will be able to burn the calories but also learn other social skills like communicating, sharing space with other children

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UK, it is all about the price and nothing about quality

October 5, 2018    Tags: Wine, Supermarkets , UK, Food View Comments (0)

When buying for our pets we read the labels, the ingredients, we spend time and money, we want to know what we are giving them, when buying our own food the main driver seems to be the price, the offer, the deal, we never check the ingredients or ask ourselves whether these are the things we want to put inside our body. Always remember, you get what you pay for

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Prosecco Sales have gone down ...

September 21, 2018    Tags: Prosecco, Sparkling Wine , Prosecco Consortium, UK Market View Comments (0)

Prosecco has become the cheapest “appellation” sparkling wine in the UK shelves and as such it is competing with all other cheap sparkling wines. Prosecco has become a commodity, and when a product becomes one, it loses its brand loyalty, this is why Prosecco sales are going down whether the consortium wants to admit it or not.

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